Mumbai terror attacks: India remembers martyrs in battle against evil today.!!
India remembers martyrs in battle against evil today
Rich tributes were paid on Sunday to those who laid down their lives fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
On the ninth anniversary of the terror attacks, Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, MoS for Home Hansraj Ahir, Union minister Kiren Rijiju and other state ministers paid homage to the bravehearts.
In 2008, the 26/11 attacks lasted three days, killing 166 people including 18 police officers and two NSG commandos and injuring over 300.
AIR correspondent reports, Mumbai along with the entire nation is mourning the demise of scores of people who were killed in the terror attack happened on this day in 2008.
Various events have been organised today in the memory of the martyrs of the attacks.
MoS for Home Hansraj Ahir and other senior Army officers handed over the 26/11 Memorial Award to the parents of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who laid his life on this fateful day nine years ago.
Family members of martyrs were also felicitated at the Bombay Stock Exchange. Union minister Kiren Rijiju attended the programme.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, along with Governor Vidyasagar Rao, remembered the victims, who had lost their lives in the dreadful attack and paid floral tribute to them at a memorial in Mumbai.
The Mumbai Police organised a 'Salutation Ceremony' at the martyrs' memorial at the Marine Lines.
source : AIR